By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner on Saturday night. He won via a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
With the win, he retained his WBA welterweight championship. His was his first title defense after winning the belt over Lucas Matthysse.
This was Pacquiao’s first unanimous decision win since he defeated Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5, 2016. The Pac-Man defeated Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada in which he won the WBO welterweight championship.
With the win, Pacquiao improved to 61-7-2 in his boxing career. The 40-year-old General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines native has won his last two bouts.
He has not been defeated since losing to Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia in a unanimous decision on July 2, 2017.
The 29-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio native fell to 33-4-1 in his boxing career. All four of his losses have come via unanimous decision.
Broner has lost two of his last three bouts. In between, he had a draw to Vargas at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
He also suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mikey Garcia on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center. His last win came over Adrían Granados with a split decision on Feb. 18, 2017 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pacquiao had his first fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena since April 9, 2016. He defeated Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision to win the then-vacant WBO international and lineal welterweight championship.
This was Broner’s first fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena since June 20, 2015. He lost to Shawn Porter in a unanimous decision.
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